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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LANP005
Level: P Module Co-ordinator: DLASKA A Prof (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern
Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
Visiting tutors assessment based on student-tutor contacts and interviews
Visiting tutors assessment based on tutor-supervisor meetings
Qualifying Condition(s) 
A weighted aggregate of 40% is required to pass the module.
Completion of 23 weeks of placement.
Module Overview
This module is designed to assess student performance on work placement. Assessment is based on student-tutor contacts prior to and during the placement visits, and the meetings between visiting tutors and workplace supervisors.
Module Aims
This module aims to:
  • Monitor student personal and professional development on placement;
  • Credit student professional placement experience, as assessed by the visiting tutor;
  • Assist student in self reflection by constructive feedback;
  • Encourage students to keep develop a personal record of achievement.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, students will:
  • Be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their first two years at university;
  • Be able to communicate their understanding of, and their attitudes towards their work placement to the visiting tutor;
  • Be able to demonstrate newly acquired skills and knowledge to the visiting tutors;
  • Be able to keep a record of achievement.
Module Content
Students receive on average one to two visits on a work placement of 23 weeks minimum. The visiting tutors are allocated by the department. Prior to each visit, students fill in a Professional Placement Visit form to prepare for the meeting with the visiting tutor. 
Visiting Tutor Assessment starts with the first contact between tutor and student, and the tutor’s announcement of their visit. Assessed are the following:
  • Overall level of preparation for the tutor’s visit, and organisation of meetings.
  • Professionalism in student-tutor and student-supervisor communication prior to and during the visit.
  • Acquisition and development of key skills, such as organisational skills; communication skills (written and spoken; intercultural and interlingual); time-management; and IT skills.
The student-tutor interviews serve to evaluate student performance, monitor student personal and professional development, and to credit student achievement. It gives students an opportunity to seek and make use of constructive feedback, to identify student strengths and weaknesses in an employment situation, and to discuss matters of concern. Tutors also evaluate the quality of the training and supervision given to the student by the placement provider. 
The tutor-supervisor interviews serve to discuss student personal and professional development with work placement supervisors, to evaluate student performance and achievement as seen by work placement supervisors, and to discuss the quality and amount of training and supervision given to the student by the work placement provider. 
At the end of each visit, tutors complete a Visiting Tutor’s Report form, and assess student’s overall performance.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated
14 December 2010